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Sterling Care Bel Air

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Sterling Care Bel Air's website

410 East Mcphail Road,
Bel Air MD 21014

(410) 838-7810

69.09% estimated occupancy 1

Please note our records indicate that Sterling Care Bel Air has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.

Sterling Care Bel Air is located in Bel Air, Maryland. The city has a total of 63,810 people. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack grade. As far as we can see, this place should be a good fit for quite a few people. Finally, this facility had an ownership change in the last year, so we'll have to see if that has any effect on its grades in the coming year.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility excelled at short-term care, with an A- in this area. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to provide quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

This nursing home also earned favorable government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a B. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings are not the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. When computing our nursing grades, we weigh both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Our final area is long-term care, in which we awarded this nursing home a C in this category. For patients in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 96.0606 percent of its patients, which is higher than the average nursing home. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Sterling Care Bel Air Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which have suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 10.18% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 92.14% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 19.83% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 28.37% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is critical to residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 1.1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 8.93 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Sterling Care Bel Air, 74.3% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Umd Upper Chesapeake Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.04 miles away500 Upper Chesapeake Drive Bel Air Maryland 21014Voluntary non-profit - Other(443) 643-3303
  • University of Md Harford Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.87 miles away501 South Union Avenue Havre De Grace Maryland 21078Voluntary non-profit - Private(443) 643-3303
  • Medstar Franklin Square Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.83 miles away9000 Franklin Square Drive Rosedale Maryland 21237Voluntary non-profit - Private(443) 777-7850
  • University of Md St Joseph Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.92 miles away7601 Osler Drive Towson Maryland 21204Voluntary non-profit - Private(410) 337-1000
  • Medstar Good Samaritan HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.12 miles away5601 Loch Raven Boulevard Baltimore Maryland 21239Voluntary non-profit - Other(443) 444-3902
  • Greater Baltimore Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.38 miles away6701 North Charles Street Towson Maryland 21204Voluntary non-profit - Private(443) 849-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Belair2.43 miles away2225 Old Emmorton Rd Ste 100 Bel Air Maryland 21015CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (410) 515-2078
  • Forest Landing Dialysis3.89 miles away2220 Commerce Ave Ste 1 Forest Hill Maryland 21050Dialysis Stations: 24 (410) 638-6020
  • Davita Edgewood Dialysis6.3 miles away1415 S. Mountain Rd Suite 105 Joppa Maryland 21085Dialysis Stations: 16 (410) 671-6059
  • Aberdeen Dialysis7.81 miles away780 W Bel Air Ave Aberdeen Maryland 21001CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (410) 273-9333
  • Fmc of Porter Dialysis - White Marsh12.97 miles away8013 Corporate Dr Ste K Nottingham Maryland 21236Dialysis Stations: 19 (410) 931-2478
  • Fmc of Porter Dialysis - Rosedale14.21 miles away5235 King Ave Suite 110 & 112 Rosedale Maryland 21237Dialysis Stations: 18 (410) 918-0991
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Nashua Court14.79 miles away3 Nashua Court Suite H Essex Maryland 21221Dialysis Stations: 21 (410) 686-1279
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Cromwell15.11 miles away8710 Emge Rd Parkville Maryland 21234Dialysis Stations: 6 (410) 661-0801